Serving the World

Main Conference: July 2, 3, 4, 2012
Doctoral Consortium: June 29 - 30, 2012
Welcome Reception: July 1
Optional Excursion, July 5

P&OM World Conference: Amsterdam 2012

At the end of the past century, looking for synergies in the POM discipline, POMS, EurOMA and JOMSA agreed to collaborate on organizing a P&OM World Conference every four years. In 2012, the 4th Production and Operations Management World Conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Previous P&OM World Conferences were held in Seville (2000), Cancun (2004), and Tokyo (2008).

Ever since the 17th century, the Netherlands have had an international and open orientation based on trade. The VOC, established in Amsterdam, 1602, was the world’s first publicly traded company.  Still now, the Netherlands is at the heart of many global operations, with a strong presence in both (physical) supply chain and (financial) services. This hub role in many global activities and its focus to conduct operations in a sustainable manner, make it the ideal place to meet in the prime worldwide conference in production and operations management. The city is easy to get around, so you can explore on your lunch break and be back in plenty of time for the afternoon sessions. You can travel on foot or by bicycle easily and safely, at night as well as during the day. Amsterdam's canals offer another way to see the city - take it easy and embark on one of the many canal cruises, or be adventurous and peddle your way around on a water bike. The 17th century canal ring area is a UNESCO World Heritage. Be sure to make time for art and history – the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, and the City Palace are just four of the world-class sites for which Amsterdam is famous.

We look forward to meet you at P&OM 2012 Amsterdam!

Dirk Pieter van Donk
Jan Fransoo
René de Koster
Jack van der Veen
Sander de Leeuw

Download the POM2012 brochure here


City of Amsterdam
World Class Maintenance
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University of Amsterdam
Eindhoven University of Technology
University of Groningen
Erasmus University Rotterdam
VU University Amsterdam

This conference is also the 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference

The 4th World P&OM conference is a joint initiative of: